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    Pain Cleanseth Feltup's Avatar
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    First wheel build.

    I built my first wheel last night. It was a rear with XTR hub, black DT double butted spokes, Bontrager Valiant rim, and red and silver nipples. I took a ride on it today. It stayed perfectly true. I was amazed at how easy it was to do. I am very proud of myself. I just thought I would post and brag a bit.

    Is there anything special I need to do after the first few rides?
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    Well done Just keep at eye on spoke tension, and give it a true after a few decent rides. That goes for all wheels, not just freshly-homemade ones.

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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    Congrats on the build, mind to share any pictures?
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    Not a great picture.

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    Senior Member gazedrop's Avatar
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    Once you've built your own wheels, high-end Mavic pre-built envy pretty much goes out the window, huh?

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    Pain Cleanseth Feltup's Avatar
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    Thanks Punisher.

    Yeah if this wheel holds up I will never buy a pre-built set again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltup
    Thanks Punisher.

    Yeah if this wheel holds up I will never buy a pre-built set again.

    I was curious about the tools you used to build your wheel.

    I am assuming you had a spoke wrench and truing stand.

    DId you have a tensionmeter?

    I would like to try my own wheelbuild, and I am happy to hear you found it easy. I a curious about any tips you might have for a first timer.

    Thanks.

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